Kidsafe WA is the leading independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting safety and preventing childhood injuries and accidents in Western Australia. Injuries are the leading cause of death in Australian children aged one to fourteen, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in this age group. More children die of injury than die of cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined. Many of these deaths and injuries can be prevented. Kidsafe WA works in the community to educate and inform parents and children on staying safe at home, at play and on the road.
Over 27 West Australian children die each year from preventable injuries, while a further 7,000 are hospitalised. Kidsafe WA exists to prevent these tragedies.
Unintentional injuries account for about 90% of all injury-related deaths in children and about 98% of all injury-related hospitalisations.
To prevent childhood death from unintentional injury and accidents and to reduce the severity of injuries to children via education, advocacy and research.
Kidsafe exists to inform the community how to protect children from preventable injury and death at home, at play and on the road.
Specific values focus on:
- Helping others
Our 2020 Vision
- Reduce the injury death rate from the current 6.6 per 100,000 children to 5 per 100,000 children by 2020.
- Reduce the injury hospitalisation rate from the current 1,630 per 100,000 children to 1,500 per 100,000 children by 2020.
- Positively impact the lives of all Western Australian children by reaching and educating more children and parents in Perth and regional WA.